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Jul 31, 2012
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In this article the Nichols - Hull experiment to measure the momentum of light is described and the Einstein Mass-Energy Equation E = mc2 is derived from first principles using basic concepts from the conservation of momentum.

Topics: Einstein, Mass-Energy, E = mc2, Momentum of Light, Nichols - Hull

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Mar 23, 2013
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The implications of the two simple postulates of Special Relativity proposed by Albert Einstein are presented in a succinct form in this paper. Two additional heuristic postulates are explained. The simple algebraic derivation of the equations of Special Relativity was shared by the author to Dr. F. A. Kaempffer and Dr. George Volkoff during the course of a pleasant conversation in 1984.

Topics: Einstein, Special Relativity, Simple Derivations, Lorentz Transformation, heuristic postulates

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Dec 10, 2012
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From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, The Constancy of the Speed of Light Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler

Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 10, Speed of Light, Constant Velocity, Einstein,...

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Aug 1, 2012
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In reading Feyerabendâs Against Method I was not convinced by his thesis: Science is no more ideology than philosophy is theology. His notion, what he calls "counter-induction", is purposely vacuous and ill defined. His language is full of condescension and arrogance. In analyzing the psychology of the man I discern a lack of virtue and a perversity to his life. It did not take me long to appreciate that he is Viennese and has inherited that uniquely "Viennese personality...

Topics: Paul Karl Feyerabend, Beyond Method, Einstein, Nietszche, Feyerabend was a Nazi

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Aug 23, 2012
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Prodigiousness is shared between boys and girls, but genius is predominately a male attribute. The four case studies look at Albert Einstein, Kurt Godel, Paul Erdos and Srinivasa Ramanujan. Gifted Children have special needs. While gifted children inspire admiration, left to their own devices in a normal classroom, they suffer neglect, ridicule and misunderstanding.

Topics: Albert Einstein, Kurt Godel, Paul Erdos, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Case Study Gifted Children,...

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Dec 30, 2013
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In this little paper I have collected some quotes from A Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy, Cambridge University Press, 1967. This little article was lost amongst the author's notes in 1983 and only recently found in a box of old manuscripts.

Topics: G.H. Hardy, Quotes from A Mathematician's Apology, mathematics, creativity, life in general,...

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Dec 15, 2012
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A close look at the life and work of Karl Schwarzschild and in particular the Schwarzschild Metric and his two papers from 1916. It is evident that scientists like Riemann and Schwarzschild were looking at gravity as a curving of space long before Einstein and his famous 1916 paper on the Theory of General Relativity. Einstein was definitely not the first physicist to suggest that space-time was curved. Schwarzschild wrote a paper on the subject of the curvature of space in 1900, over fifteen...

Topics: Karl Schwarzschild, Albert Einstein, Schwarzschild Metric, George Volkoff, Oppenheimer, Riemann,...

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Mar 20, 2013
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The Einstein Mass- Energy expression E=mc2 can be derived a number of ways. The derivation in this paper was proposed by Albert Einstein himself and was shared with the author by Dr. Frederick Kaempffer and Dr. George Volkoff in 1984. This paper was originally written in 1984. The manuscript remained lost in the author's papers for several decades until recently rediscovered and published.

Topics: Einstein, Mass-Energy equation, E=mc2, simple derivation, Frederick Kaempffer, George Volkoff

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Sep 8, 2014
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It is possible to use the de Broglie Hypothesis, and Einstein's Mass-Energy Equation, to derive a self-consistent estimate for the mass of a proton that relies merely on the length scale of the phenomena we call "the proton". We can also use the proton to estimate the value for the Planck's Constant. This manuscript was written in 1982, but remained lost in the author's library until recently rediscovered. The author would like to acknowledge discussions the author had with the late...

Topics: proton mass, self-consistent model, de Broglie hypothesis, Einstein Mass- Energy Equation, Quanum...

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Nov 29, 2012
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In part 1, the resonance absorption of a charged damped oscillator was derived, In part 2 a relativistic invariant form factor is introduced and a model for the mass for a dressed electron and a quark is presented. The only parameters in this model is a characteristic time b, the time light takes to travel a distance on the order of the size of the particle, as well as the measured charge e and the speed of light c. An interpretation of the Form Factor sech(bÏ) and its relativistic invariance...

Topics: Resonance absorption, Charged Damped Oscillator, Dressing Transformation, Form Function,...

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Aug 23, 2012
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In a brilliant paper titled "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend upon its Energy-Content?" published in September 1905 in the German physics journal Annalen der Physik, 17, 1905 ("Ist die Tragheit eines Korpers von seinem Energiegehalt abha¤ngig?") Einstein was able to show that the mass of an object is a measure of its energy content. In this Ï - Physics Initiative in Education module Einstein's Mass-Energy Equation E = mc2 is derived and some of its implications are...

Topics: Einstein, Mass-Energy, E = mc2, Momentum of Light, Nichols - Hull, Einstein Box Thought Experiment,...